Welcome to KSBL

Profile of KSBL

Karnafuly Shipbuilders (Pvt) Ltd (KSBL) having one of the largest privately owned shipyards in Bangladesh was established at Chittagong in 1994. The shipyard is built over eight acres of land, having fully equipped machine shops and 2 slipways each with a length of 650 feet. Two vessels each up to 3,500 tons can be docked at a time. ‘Karnafuly Dry Dock’, the only private owned dry dock in Bangladesh is under construction by KSBL which can accommodate vessels up to 80,000 tons. It is to be noted that the government owned ʽʽChittagong Drydock’’ can accommodate vessels of 20,000 tons only. It is the only facility for repair of ocean going vessels beside a busy port, Chittagong Port Authority. Therefore after completion of the ʽʽKarnafuly Drydock’’, huge capacity for repair of ocean going vessel will be developed in the country. This will facilitate huge foreign currency earnings and will contribute to the national economy.
Services rendered by KSBL are- design, drawing and building of Dredger, Tug, Barge, Cargo Ship, Fishing Trawler, Passenger Vessel, Patrol & Pilot Vessel, Crew Boat, Naval Craft, etc. KSBL is the pioneer of building Tug Boats and Dredgers in Bangladesh. During the last 18 years, KSBL has repaired/renovated about 450 and built 62 new vessels of various types.
In 2009 KSBL formed a Joint Venture Consortium with VOSTA LMG BV, a world renowned Dutch-German Company in dredger technology. Under this Joint Venture three 450mm Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD) were built in Bangladesh for the first time and delivered to BIWTA. Two more 650 mm CSDs have been delivered to BWDB recently. Construction of 13 more dredgers is going on at present for BIWTA and BWDB


VOSTA LMG is a leading engineering and contracting company, serving the worldwide dredging industry. In addition to self-propelled and stationary dredgers, the company also markets various dredge component packages and offers engineering and contracting services. VOSTA LMG has nine offices one in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, two in Germany, Lubeck and Hamburg, two in China, one in the USA, one in India, one in Dubai, and one in Singapore. The offices in Amsterdam and Hamburg are both headquarters of VOSTA LMG.
Operating without an owned shipyard, VOSTA LMG is flexible in her approach; offering services ranging from supplying a component package to project managing the process of building a dredge from start to finish is close cooperation with a partner shipyard anywhere in the world. In addition to engineering and contracting of custom-built and standard dredges, the product range includes cutting-, Suction, discharge, automation and coupling systems. Components such as cutter heads, underwater cutting wheels, dredge pumps, ball joints and automation packages complete the product line. VOSTA LMG also assists in the preparation of tender documents and offers consulting services and feasibility studies to dredging contractors.
Countless projects have been successfully finalized over the years. Major customers all over the world make up the reference list of the company. Engineering and components packages have been delivered to partner shipyards to service all major Dutch and Belgian dredging contractors and many customers in Europe, Asia, the USA, Middle East and North America.

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Karnafuly Shipbuilders Ltd. (KSBL)
Karnaphuli Shipyard (Pvt.) Ltd. (KSYL)

Head Office (chittagong)

Dhaka Office

944/A, Strand Road, majhirghat,

Chittagong-4000, Bangladesh.

Tel : +880-31-616869, 627866, 2852315,

Fax : +880-31-619519

E-mail : info@ksblbd.com, ksblbd@gmail.com

Web : www.ksblbd.com

Flat # 3C, House # 06, Road # 02, Banani (Chairman bari), Dhaka-1213.

Tel : +88-02-8833911, +88-02-8821899,

Fax : +88-02-8824543

E-mail : ksbldhaka@gmail.com

Web : www.ksblbd.com

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